Hazra Begum
Aged 52 years lives in Bhadohi, Uttar Pradesh with her husband and 5 children. Hazra got associated with SCNL about 2 years back to get financially independent and to provide her children with better education and a promising future. She then came to SCNL where a contribution of Rs. 15,000 was given to her to open a small Carpet shop in Bhadohi. Hazra was determined to improve the financial status of her family and worked hard. Soon her business started growing and she took another loan of Rs. 25,000 from SCNL to put more stock in her shop. Today, Hazra's 5 children study in private schools. She has also kept a helper on a monthly salary of Rs. 2,000 in her newly expanded carpet shop. Hazra has proven to the world that there is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women.